COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Seth Bringman issued the following statement on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s stops to Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus:
“There’s a reason why Newt Gingrich believes he can win Ohio. Mitt Romney has shown Ohioans time and time again that he is far out-of-touch with mainstream Ohio – embracing Senate Bill 5, championing the wishes of the ultra-wealthy over the needs of middle-class Ohioans and suggesting that we let the American auto industry go bankrupt. Just 28 percent of Ohioans like what they see in Governor Romney, and Newt Gingrich doesn’t fare much better. Ohioans need a president who stands up for our workers, our auto industry and our middle class families. That’s not Newt Gingrich and that’s not Mitt Romney. That’s Barack Obama.”
A Public Policy Polling poll from last week shows Gingrich leading Romney in Ohio. The poll also shows both candidates with extremely low favorability ratings among the general electorate.